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Preserved Weaver Ant Eggs
Preserved Edible Weaver Ants Eggs
Weaver Ants eggs are a highly prized delicacy in Thailand. Weaver ants produce their eggs only once a year during the cooler months December to Jaruary, during this time, the time consuming, and sometimes painful task of collecting the eggs take place, they are then wrapped in bannana leaves and sold at local markets.
Locals prepare these eggs with shallots, lettuce, chillies, lime and spices and serve with sticky rice to provide a dish rich in nutrition and good flavour.
These eggs are huge! Some pieces are egg-shaped; others are almost shaped like ants, they have a soft and jelly like texture. The eggs have a creamy and nutty flavour and are commonly served in spicy salads; they can also be served on toast and even taste great served on tortilla chips.
These bottles contain over 200 cooked and prevered weaver ant eggs, they require reheating before serving.